$450 operation to save a goldfish

By Leonard Ho 7 years agoNo Comments

$450 operation to save a goldfish

The anesthetized goldfish on the operating table.

New Year’s Resolution #27: Love my fish more!

According to EDP24, the veterinarian performed a 50 minute operation on the three-inch goldfish (possibly a Comet goldfish) to remove two cysts growing on the fish: one close to the fish’s anus and the other forming on the dorsal fin.  The owner initially declined the high quotation to save a fish that probably didn’t cost more than $25 (if even half that).  However, he returned to the veterinary office five minutes later with a change of heart.  The owner’s love simply did not have a price tag.

We’ve reported similar touching stories of dedication before.  Last year, Chad Vossen helped save his friend’s Scribbled Angelfish by assisting in surgery to remove a bowel obstruction.  Several aquarists built their disabled goldfish special buoyancy devices to help their fish live as normal a life as possible.  Read Einstein’s story and watch a video of synirr’s goldfish below.

How far would you go for your fish?

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 Leonard Ho

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I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

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